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Paul Anka

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B: July 30, 1941 in Ottawa, Ontario

Primarly known as a singer and composer – he has written more than 900 songs – Paul Anka’s career started at the age of 15 when he signed a contract with ABC Paramount Records. His first hit, “Diana” has been followed by 15 gold records and more than 50 million records sold. Still strongly attached to Canada, Paul Anka was one of the original investors in The Ottawa Senators NHL team. Among his many claims to fame: he wrote the theme music for The Longest Day and for The Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson.

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Features & TV Movies:
VR indicates Direct-to-Video Release

Let`s Rock (1958)
Girls Town (1959)

The Private Lives of Adam and Eve (1961)
Look in Any Window (1961)
The Longest Day (1962)
Lonely Boy (1962)

Perry Mason: The Case of the Maligned Mobster (TV-1991)
Captain Ron (1992)
Ordinary Magic (1993)
Mad Dog Time (aka Trigger Happy, 1996)

3000 Miles to Graceland (2001)

The Outrageous Sophie Tucker (2010)

Credits as a composer:
Three Murderesses (1959)

Girls Town (1964)
Look in Any Window (1961)
The Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson (1962)
The Longest Day (1962)

Atlantic City (1980)
George and the Christmas Star (TV-1985)

Lonely Boy, movie poster
Lonely Boy was a
National Film Board documentary
directed by Wolf Koenig and Roman Kroitor.